Gurkha Trailblazer 2019
|Start Date||January 19, 2019|
|End Date||January 19, 2019|
|Venue||Lau Shui Heung Reservoir|
|Distance Type||12km 26km|
Gurkha Trailblazer is a new charity trail running event in its 2nd edition which will be held on Saturday, 12th January 2019. We are one of the co-organiser, collaborating with Gurkha Cemeteries Trust (GCT). This thematic charity race is named in honour of Nepalese soldiers (Gurkhas) who lost their lives in global conflicts fighting for peace. The objective of our event is to celebrate and honour the contribution made and bravery shown by Gurkhas, to promote sportsmanship, Nepalese culture and history of Gurkhas for good cause.
Gurkha Trailblazer covers 2 distances- 12 km & 26 km in the eastern New Territories, within Pat Sin Leng Country Park to accommodate 500 runners, where Gurkha regiments also regularly held “Bulldog” training and War Simulation Exercises. This involved running up and down the hills carrying heavy packs and military equipment.
All the proceeds from this event will go to CWS and GCT as follows:
- CWS Project – Child-Friendly School, to help improve government schools in Nepal. The goal is to improve teaching quality, educational resources and infrastructure such as libraries, toilets, clean water, safe classrooms, computers. By making schools safer, more fun and interesting, children will stay in school longer, and therefore be better protected from becoming victims of trafficking and exploitation.
- GCT Project – Online High School Diploma scholarships for Nepalese youth in Hong Kong